During 8 and 9 April 2012, at Duyet Thi Duong Royal Stage, Forbidden City of Hue, MOSAIC – an Israeli music group performed “The Shepherd in love”
within the programme of Hue Festival 2012.
The 60 minute programme was in 3 parts, with pieces composed with the inspiration from Love and Nature. This special program features a wide selection of art music alongside with Israeli folk and art songs. Most of the pieces in the program deal with the prominent trinity of Love Nature and Music. The MOSAIC has selected pieces ranging from the 17th century to a world premiere of Three Sacred Songs composed the in-band composer Oded Zehavi, such as The Shepherds Song by Mark Lavri, Waltz by Golda, The Dance of the good spirits by Gluck, Dear Sarah by Johan Strauss... Two pieces, written specially for Hue Festival 2012 by Oded Zehavi, were first performed on stage for Vietnamese audience. Texts of these pieces were in Yiddish (ancient Hebrew rooted from 16th Century) and German.
Oded Zehavi: "we combined classical folk and contemporary music from Israel, mostly with some additions from the classical repertory. Two pieces were written especially for this festival by myself me and touch on themes that are close to our nations: one is a desire for blessed rains [the Israelies used to be farmers in ancient times] and the other is about the love for nature and music. Other materials are sung in Hebrew’ Yiddish and German"
The Soprano of Einat Aronstein really impressed the audience. MOSAIC is from Israel and has 4 members: Oded Zehavi – Composer/Musician, Einat Aronstein – Singer, Margalit Gafni Maltz – playing Flutes and Irena Friedland – playing Piano. They are famous artists in Israel who have performed in many countries such as U.K, France, Spain, U.S.A, Mexico…
In addition, on 6/4/2012, Professor Oded Zehavi held a lecture with lecturers and students of Vietnam’s National Academy of Music in Hanoi. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Music Department at the University of Haifa and is one of the prominent artists of Israel’s music.
Interview with Prof. Oded Zehavi on CPV news: